A year of thanksgiving

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. –G. K. Chesterton

blessingsIf you look around, there are blessings everywhere. Thanksgiving is a time to remember the good things in your life. If you have a roof over your head, food to eat and friends to share a meal with, give thanks. Use this holiday to establish a practice in your life of counting blessings and expressing gratitude.

Giving thanks for my year:

  • January: Surviving smoky Metro
  • February: a birthday treat of high tea and visiting Monticello
  • March: visiting the kids in Kodiak, AK
  • April: Croning with Virgie and friends at Fort Leonard Wood
  • May: finally flying after a 3 day delay in CA to visit Australia and seeing John, Katherine and Jack & Sherri, Jeff, and Winsome
  • June: framing the shed with Dan and Bob
  • July: friends and groups that bring delight
  • August: seeing the grandgirls in Kodiak
  • September: 35th West Point reunion
  • October: excitement of kids’ visit on the east coast for the wedding; Namaste retreat
  • November: first time in New Orleans
  • December: anticipation for the upcoming experiences

How is your heart grateful for the year coming to a close?

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. –G. K. Chesterton

metro smoke

Metro in January


Pillar mountain in Kodiak


Summer shed project


A waterfall in OZ


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